Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy Two Week Old New Year!

Yeah, I'm a little late on that. But yea! New Year!

I've tried and failed at a lot of things last year but I'm not disappointed that I tried. If anything, now I have a lot of things to look forward to giving another go at this year.

Last year I attempted InCoWriMo, and well, while I wrote all my letters I didn't get all the envelopes put together and didn't actually send them out. I'll try again next month!

In April, there's the AtoZ Blogging Challenge and I didn't even get past E. That one has always been a challenge for and I've never made it to Z but every year I come away with something I'm proud of so I'm definitely giving it another go.

Around May was The Writer's Games.  I tried individually and fell behind and I did what I could for the group is was in on the teams portion and they came in fourth.  That was awesome!  I hope that I can put a better effort into it this year and really pull my weight with the group too.

I'm always a little on the fence about whether or not I want to try Camp NaNo in either month but sometimes I do. I think (and no, don't remember. Why does that seem so long ago??) I tried it last April and I didn't get too far. I LOVE NaNoWriMo but Camp lacks the community, events, and  camaraderie that the official event in November has. I can't seem to write that much in that time without a little push. But I'm willing to give it a go again because another thing I want to do is be able to write a short story every month. Maybe I'll just set my goal to something lower than usual.

Speaking of NaNoWriMo...  This year did not go too well for me.  It was a struggle just to get to 20k.  That was the worse that I had ever done in the history of my NaNo-ing years.  I was really disappointed at first but I told myself that it was good that I did even that much or was able to try it at all.  At the time my job had me getting up at 5 in the morning and not leaving until around 7 that night.  Add one day a week that I use to tutor after that.  Yeah, it wasn't great for my sleep much less my writing.  But now they found someone for nights and I'm on a tutoring hiatus so several of my hours have come open so assuming that mt hours stay th same next year (I work at a school.) I should be able to pull it off the next time around.

I'm looking forward to all of these writing endeavors this year.  Let's show 2017 who's boss!